Govern Aws Using Interactive And Visual Cloud Monitoring

As an IT manager or as a Team Lead, what is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of “AWS cloud governance?” Is it the word “control?” Are you enforcing rules, continuously monitoring, micromanaging, and auditing policies & processes to control cloud usage using STATIC REPORTS?! Do you think that is the right way to govern AWS, considering cloud is such a dynamic environment?

No. The right word is ‘visibility,’ because bringing too much control into your IT creates process bottlenecks, increases time-to-market, brings inflexibility, and ultimately leads to blind spots due to team’s disinterest or miscommunication. On the other hand, creating visibility and using visual cloud monitoring gives you superpower to overcome above challenges.

Giving your IT team the visibility of all its resources in place no matter where they are in the cloud is pivotal. It means you can predict, be aware, let your team know what’s happening in the infrastructure, and empower others to take timely action without fatigue.

Imagine this:

During a regular audit, Alex, the Team Lead of a big IT infrastructure team, observed a recurring spike in the current AWS bill cycle. After slicing and dicing the AWS cost by projects and resources, he found that it was from DevOps engineer Bob’s account. To Alex’ knowledge, Bob was using few EC2 instances two months ago for one of the experimental projects. Over a chat, Bob assures Alex that he had discarded these experimental resources upon project’s closure. But Alex is in denial.

To convince Alex, Bob comes forward and shows his account’s EC2 console to assure him that he had indeed discarded all the experimental resources. After much debugging and root-cause analysis, hopping from one console to another console manually, they find out that there were unused ELBs and unattached EBS linked to those experimental instances. These orphaned resources were the culprit.

Since Alex’s job is to bring all the problematic resources to the forefront and ensure the bill amount does not exceed the allocated budget limit, he is coerced to set up an organizational process for Bob as well as his other team members to avoid such scenarios in the future. Even though Alex knows that this process might hinder team flexibility and productivity.

This, folks, is a clear case of lack of cloud visibility.

If we told you that Bob and Alex could address their problems and needs, in under five minutes, using a single cloud visibility platform, would you believe us?

Here’s how:

Using a cross-functional visual cloud monitoring console, for holistic AWS governance.

With one visual interface, both Bob and Alex have a complete visibility of spend and usage across resources.

Bottom line: One Visual Interface, Complete Cloud Visibility

If you observe the above video, both Bob (the DevOps) and Alex (the DevOps Lead) were able to address their problems and needs using a single platform in under five minutes!

Try Visual Cost Analyzer for Free

Govern Aws Using Interactive And Visual Cloud Monitoring

Smart Scheduling at your fingertips

Go from simple to smart, real-time AWS resource scheduling to save cost and increase team productivity.

Learn More
More Posts

You Might Also Like

Cloud Computing
List of Essential Kubernetes Tools
Kubernetes is a Container-as-a-Service with tons of unique tools to choose from. External tools play a role in integrating with different systems or maintaining control over the clusters you deploy. Manual health checks and troubleshooting is not ideal to keep a system in full health.This list of tools will provide ample support to your containers and have enough configuration to leave management flexible...
August 12, 2020
Hrishikesh
AWS Use Case Files
TotalCloud Inventory Actions: Giving a new meaning to Cloud Inventory
Learn how the TotalCloud Inventory Dashboard can become equivalent to your cloud provider’s SDK. Carry out any action on any discovered resource with Inventory Actions.
July 30, 2020
Sayonee
AWS Tips & Tricks
AWS Tutorial: Create an AWS Instance Scheduler with Terraform
Terraform is a popular IaaS tool used by many to create, update, and maintain their AWS architecture. If you use Terraform to provision your AWS architecture, you won’t be disappointed with our new AWS tutorial video.We provide you with the means to set up your own instance scheduler from Terraform...
July 20, 2020
Hrishikesh
Cloud Computing
Azure vs AWS: What you need to know
Companies that have jumped the gun with cloud migration during this time of crisis have committed a fatal mistake. The knowledge gap among businesses that seek to migrate is often underestimated, leading to devastating expenditures and operational inefficiencies...
July 15, 2020
Hrishikesh
AWS Use Case Files
Automating Auto Scaling Group Updates
AWS introduced autoscaling to make EC2 cluster scaling easier. We've seen users constantly make changes to their EC2s and put new policies into play. It’s important to update your Autoscaling group with the new instances so that it doesn’t ignore these machines.
July 6, 2020
Hrishikesh
AWS Use Case Files
Auto Remediation: Increase DB size when Disk Space Utilization Crosses 90%
A common occurrence in Instance management is the risk of overutilization of disk space. Several factors can cause an increase in Diskutilization to go over 90%. For example, user-initiated heavy workloads, analytic queries, prolonged deadlocks, and lock waits, multiple concurrent transactions, long-running transactions, or other processes that utilize CPU resources...
July 3, 2020
Hrishikesh